Old pavement in use again
Donna Deckman, of Electric City's public works department, surveys the improvement made to Snider Road with about 50 dump truck loads of chewed up pavement from the Department of Transportation. - Roger S. Lucas photo
The out-with the old and in with the new pavement project in the Grand Coulee area ended up helping Electric City pave one of its newest streets.
Electric City received over 50 truckloads of ground up pavement from the Department of Transportation's paving project in Grand Coulee and spread it over Snyder Road.
Ken Dexter and Donna Deckman, from the city's public works department, said the ground up pavement provided a six-inch cover of what was one of the city's streets to improve in its six-year street plan.
The city spread the ground up pavement, rolled it, and ended up after two days with a much improved street, Dexter stated.
Dexter said the road will require more work rolling it and watering it, until warmer weather firms it up.
Wayne Snyder had appeared before council recently to inform members that former mayor Ray Halsey had promised improvement to the street, and that the city had promised help for the street when the Snider property was annexed a few years ago.
The dumping of the ground up pavement was also a plus for the DOT in that it didn't have to haul the material very far to dispose of it.